Today will be partly sunny with a low of 33-degrees and a high of 49-degrees.

The annual Joy of Christ Celebration and concert is presented this evening starting at 6:30pm at the Oakland Community Center on 8th street. Admission and goodies are all free and you may attend at any time. A nice, free family event to help get all in the seasonal spirit!

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Kearstin Hinebaugh is offering one of her always popular essential oils classes – the 12 Sprays of Christmas – tonight in the GIEC at Garrett College from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. It is a “make-and-take” class with all materials provided. Call 301.387.3069 for more information and to register.

Country Life: Dan Duggan reports “Picked this gal up on O’Brien Road during my walk this morning. She followed me back to the house. Give me a call if you know who she belongs to.”

Goat in Swanton, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Garrett County

We hear that the Democrats for Garrett County are holding their annual holiday party at Ace’s Run on December 7th. Social hour starts at 6:00pm followed by dinner and a program. Cost is $40 and you can make reservations/get more information at [email protected] or 301.501.0693. If the Republicans are having a party, someone let us know and we will be happy to post that as well.

The Maryland State Police McHenry Barracks is asking the public for information regarding subjects with Active Arrest Warrants, originating from incidents in Garrett County, Maryland. They have photos on their site and ask anyone with information to contact the Duty Officer at 301-387-1101

Check out this short Christmas video I chose especially for all you pet lovers. Consider adopting a puppy (or kitty) from HART or the Garrett County Animal Shelter this season.

Our winters in Garrett County force many people indoors for extended periods which can lead to low vitamin D levels. Many of my friends and colleagues suffer from “low D” and take supplements. They apparently have a lot of company, as the Council for Responsible Nutrition recently reported that 76% of Americans take dietary supplements… Take your vitamins!

Significant project improvements along the Western Maryland Rail Trail has caused temporary closures along sections of the trail from Nov. 27 through Jan. 27, 2018. This two-phase project will clean ditch lines and replace damaged guardrails and fencing along the trail from mile 12.5 to mile 22. For more information, please contact 301-842-2155. All closures subject to change.